Receipt against the Plague ~1747

Traveling to areas with known plague? Make sure that you are properly protected using this Receipt against the Plague. Truly an unexpected find. Camphor is known to be used as a natural mosquito repellant, so perhaps there's validity in this recipe if the ointment is effective in repelling fleas as well? Love the story about... Continue Reading →

Grape Harvest ~2019

Merlot & Petit Verdot. Ho! Tis that time of year. Once again harvest is upon us. The last several weeks have been dedicated to all things grape fermentation. Cleaning. Picking. Crushing. Pressing. Cajoling family and friends to come and help. And cleaning once again. This year we headed out to the vineyard early on a... Continue Reading →

Cornmeal Gems ~1893

1893 World's Fair Souvenir Cook Book. Here's another full page out of the 1893 World's Fair Souvenir Cook Book. Throughout the book we have pictures of the ladies who helped to organize the fair and put the book together. With each picture, you're left wondering about how the women got involved in the project, what... Continue Reading →

Julienne Soup ~1893

Soup Recipes.   A certain chill is in the air. The mornings are nippy. The days still harbor a lingering warmth, but not for much longer. Time for soup! Soothing, comforting soup! The one dish that fills the the nooks and crannies, spreading a cozy assuredness that all will be right in the world. Soup... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Season

“Wife, into the garden, and set me a plot With strawberry roots, the best to be got; Such growing abroad, among thorns in the wood, Well chosen and picked, prove excellent food.” ~Old Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry Storing Strawberries. Strawberry season is nearing its merry end. And while technically we do get... Continue Reading →

School Lunch ~1907

Plain. Well Cooked. "An ill-nourished child is not always a pleasant one." #Hangry! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Apple Custard ~1881 Cookbook Subscribers ~1747 Golden Sunshine Cake ~1914

Brussels ~1930

Stocks of Sprouts. Did you know that brussels sprouts were first cultivated in Ancient Rome? Well, probably. The first written reference to brussels appears in 1587, where they were popular in the cooler climes of Northern Europe. Admittedly, not everyone is a fan of brussels.  Our family loves all things cabbagey, though, so we're showcasing... Continue Reading →

Garden Salad ~1942

An Inspiration. For those who dislike a traditional leaf lettuce salad, this recipe calls for chopped veggies served in avocado shells. A hearty and rich alternative to your typical green salad.   More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Feeding a Family for a Week ~1875 Salted Almonds ~1922 Improved Stove ~1807

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